For anyone interested in sound and sound recordings
‘Het Geluid van Nederland’ or ‘The Sound of the Netherlands’ is a new web resource showing the evolving Dutch soundscape.
It makes available a unique sound archive from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, containing over 10,000 sound recordings from the 1950s to the 1990s. It includes horse driven trams, vendors and recordings from the ‘Elfstedentocht 1986’ national ice skating event.
A selection of 2,000 recordings is now available, under an open license. The website will also be crowdsourcing contributions from the public via mobile phone apps or uploads via its website, much as the British Library's award-winning UK Sound Map (http://sounds.bl.uk/Sound-Maps/UK-Soundmap) mapped the UK from 2010-2011.
A nice feature on The Sound of the Netherlands is the adjustable 'year filter' below the map, allowing you to easily select contemporary or historic recordings.
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